CARES ACT — Coronavirus Relief Fund
Rental, Utilities, and Food Assistance Program
The CARES ACT- Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (CARES Act) provides a one-time rental and utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only.
Palm Beach County will utilize the funds provided by the CARES Act- Coronavirus Relief Fund to support this program and assistance will only be provided for past due rent payment and/or utilities due from March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The rules and regulations associated under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) will govern the use of the funds.
WARNING: Section 1001 of Title 19 of the U.S. code makes it a criminal offense to make willful false statements or misrepresentation to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within the jurisdiction. False information may result in civil liability, and/or in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, fine, imprisonment or both. The program is not designed to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
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